comfrey

Definitions of comfrey
  1. noun
    perennial herbs of Europe and Iran; make rapidly growing groundcover for shaded areas
    synonyms: cumfrey
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    types:
    Symphytum officinale, boneset, common comfrey
    European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
  2. noun
    leaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked
    synonyms: healing herb
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    type of:
    herb
    aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
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